A classic silent film gem recently received a historic revival font for its archival restoration.
The Good Bad Man starring Douglas Fairbanks was initially released in the United States on May 7, 1916 and there is only one copy of the film still in existence, preserved in the collection of the Cinémathèque française. The film received a new custom font as part of the restoration process so the film could be brought back to life and screened at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival on May 31, 2014.
The new font was made by Chank Diesel and Sierra Kamatchus under the guidance of Rob Byrne for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. The new font attempts to capture the original spirit and intent of the film's creators when they made the titles for the film back in 1916. In addition to uppercase and lowercase letters, the font also contains italics, "big capitals" and period-appropriate punctuation styles to best recreate the original film titles.